Ama Menec

Ama Menec:
I am a British based wildlife, feminist & historical sculptor mostly known these days for my bronzes.
As an artist and naturalist I’m deeply concerned about the war on the wild we are experiencing here in the UK. My animal sculptures focus primarily on threatened British species such as the badger and our massively hunted foxes, but I also celebrate our many successful re-introductions such as the Red Kites and the naturally self-recovered wild Buzzards. I am a passionate supporter of re-wildling and look forward to the day when we can all live in thriving and diverse ecosystems. If you are working on reintroductions such as the Lynx, please do get in touch! I’m working on a Badger Trophic Cascade, a stretching fox, a life sized kingfisher and a life sized mantling barn owl.

I try to express not just the beauty of each species I sculpt, but also to demonstrate something unique about that animal which sets it apart from other species. This can lead to some unusual poses, often drawing the eye to things rarely seen or never noticed.

My sculptures are stylistically inspired by etchings, woodblock prints, early 20th century illustration and Art Deco stone carving. My earliest influences as a teenager were the Natural History, Archaeology and Anthropology museums of Cambridge. I work from life and from photographs, many kindly donated by friends who look out for or rescue local wildlife.